A student and teacher in Columbus Municipal School District have tested positive for COVID-19 while 11 others have been asked to self-isolate, Superintendent Cherie Labat confirmed Tuesday morning.
Following months of national and local protests against racial inequality, a cadre of community leaders in the city of Columbus and Lowndes County gathered Tuesday night at the Municipal Complex for a discussion about the racial dynamics in the nation and, in response, how to improve race relations within the community moving forward.
A new round of property value assessment, conducted by Lowndes County Tax Assessor Greg Andrews, places the actual value of county-based natural gas company Caledonia Energy Partners at $86.5 million -- a $20-million jump from last year's $66.4 million.
Lowndes County School District is suing the contractor, material supplier and installer of the leaky roof at the 2-year-old New Hope High School building for $2 million.
Lowndes County saw more than $100 million of growth in its assessed real and personal property value over the past year, whereas the city of Columbus' value remained roughly level compared to the prior year, according to the latest assessment conducted by Tax Assessor/Collector Greg Andrews.
With a hamburger-patterned mask on, Ryan Smith, 9, arrived first on a scooter. His younger brother, Gavin, followed on a bike.
Dr. Paul Veal was a big man in every sense of the word. At 6-foot-6, with "hands as big as hubcaps," as one friend put it, Veal's imposing presence was allayed by a gentleness, a boundless optimism and a sweetness of spirit that endeared him to everyone he met, including the countless number of patients he saw during his 34 years as a chiropractor, where patients often became friends.
The first day of school always means a bit of apprehension. But this year, those fears were of a different nature.
Following dozens of COVID-19 cases among its residents and employees over the past weeks, Trinity Place Retirement Community is now seeing improvements as patients recover and staffing levels rise, Community Outreach Director Rhonda Richardson told Columbus Exchange Club members at Lion Hills Center on Thursday afternoon.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed plans for removing contaminated soil from 11 private properties around the former Kerr-McGee plant on 14th Avenue North, as part of the ongoing cleanup process at the old industrial site.
Police have arrested a Columbus man accused of shooting near the intersection of Military Road and Eighth Avenue North Wednesday.
One of the bills Sen. Chuck Younger is proud to have gotten through the Mississippi Legislature this year is the Hemp Cultivation Act, allowing for the legalization of hemp processing in the state.
Lowndes County supervisors are weighing their options on how and where to relocate the Confederate monument -- which now stands in front of the county courthouse -- as research into the methods and cost of the relocation is underway.
Two people, one a juvenile, have been arrested for a robbery at a South Columbus home Saturday night.
Money flowed out of the city of Columbus' general fund bank account without council approval in Fiscal Year 2018, prompting a Mississippi Office of the State Auditor's investigation into the city's finances, according to the city's FY 2018 audit report obtained by The Dispatch.
Gov. Tate Reeves has added Lowndes County to a list of counties under state-ordered mask mandates and other restrictions aimed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than two weeks since he was last confirmed seen, the search is still on for a missing Columbus man.
Officially, Murry Anthony was a father of six, but the list of those who considered him a father figure goes far beyond that number. It's easy to understand why.
1. LCSD files $2 million suit over leaky roof at New Hope High COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Leach: SEC hasn't decided 'whether it's the dog or the vehicle' on playing 2020 football season STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY